Earnings for Proposal Coordinators in the United States come in at around $50K annually on average. Cash earnings for Proposal Coordinators — which occasionally include more than $5K from bonuses and more than $4K from profit sharing — stretch from around $39K to approximately $70K. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Women account for the majority of Proposal Coordinators who took the survey — 83 percent to be exact. Most Proposal Coordinators report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$38,637 - $70,215
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$39K
$50K
$70K
MEDIAN: $50,291
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90%

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$18.14 - $29.22
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$18
$23
$29
MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$38,637 - $70,215  
   
Bonus
$684 - $5,141  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $3,750  
Commission
$2,955  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$38,790 - $70,238  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 315
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$18.14 - $29.22  
   
Overtime
$28.14 - $58.44  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$684 - $5,141  
   
Commission
$2,955  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $3,750  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$38,790 - $70,238  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 76
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Job Description for Proposal Coordinator

The proposal coordinator's primary responsibility is to coordinate all of the necessary steps to deliver proposals to clients. The job comes with strict deadlines, as well as strict requirements to meet clients' quality standards and detailed requirements. Specific tasks performed by proposal coordinators include working on bids and conducting background research required for proposals, supporting various departments by performing related activities, and performing large amounts of writing and editing. As such, written and verbal communication skills are extremely important to this job, along with strong organizational skills, proficiency with basic computer programs, and strong analytical abilities.

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Proposal Coordinator Tasks

  • Edit and rewrite proposals, including creating templates and boilerplate text.
  • Draft proposals and communicate across teams to get input and meet deadlines.
  • Coordinate and maintain team documentation efforts for responses to RFPs, RFIs, and other calls.
  • Analyze requirements and ensure that proposals meet requirements.

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Popular Skills for Proposal Coordinator


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Desktop Publishing, Adobe InDesign, Graphic Design, and Proposal Writing are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Request For Proposal Creation. Most people familiar with Microsoft Office also know Project Coordinating.

Pay by Experience Level for Proposal Coordinator

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For Proposal Coordinators, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $48K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $57K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $58K. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Proposal Coordinators with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $63K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $50,166

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Surpassing the national average by 25 percent, Proposal Coordinators in Arlington receive some of the highest pay in the country. Proposal Coordinators can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+22 percent), Reston (+16 percent), San Antonio (+14 percent), and Denver (+9 percent). Trailing the national average by 15 percent, Austin is the market with the smallest paychecks. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Seattle and San Diego (14 percent lower and 13 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Proposal Coordinator Salaries




National Average
$50,000


Skills That Affect Proposal Coordinator Salaries


Adobe InDesign
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Graphic Design
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Proposal Writing
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Project Coordinating
0%

National Average
$50,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%

Editing
up arrow 3%

Request For Proposal (RFP) Creation
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 49 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
medical benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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